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Hi everyone! Please find the link to our latest January / February Newsletter you will find details of up and coming events and lots more!
What a Fantastic way for us to start the New Year, .. The journey we have been on in the back ground since May 2021 when we first Applied for the National Lottery Community Fund, has been a roller coaster of emotions for us, so desperately dependent on our application going to panel,.. which it did 3 times, over the last 6 months, with 3 Applications, to 3 Panels, as we realised without Funding, we would not have survived the next 6 months, after 13 years of Spectrum/Wasp providing an invaluable service within our Local Community for our Children/Young People, Parents/Carers. TNLCF were ourstrength/hope as to where we needed to be ‘Moving Forward into the Future’, with numbers of Children and Young People rising fourfold, needing our service and support, throughout the last 2 years of the Covid Pandemic,.. then on November 25th 2021 we received the most ‘Amazing Telephone Call’ to say our Application had been Granted and we had been Awarded £331.069.00 over 3 years, giving us £110,356.33 per year to sustain Spectrum/Wasp, .. This was the ‘Best Lottery Win’ for our Children’s Charity that anyone could have Wished for, we were just so elated, excited, speechless (should I say) and in tears, to have this opportunity for our Children, Young People and Families of Spectrum WASP, in ‘MAKING a DIFFRENCE’ to start 2022...
18/12/22-Spectrum Wasp Charity Curry Night @ Mangrove Indian Bistro & Grill Mansfield
£22.00 Per Adult Ticket (16yrs+) Arriving 6pm for 6:30pm start. Raffle on the Night. Find Out More
30/06/2023 - Spectrum Wasp Charity Golf Day
£200.00 per team (4) - Includes Bacon / Sausage Cob & Tea/Coffee 18 Holes of golf & 1 course meal to finish. Meeting at 9:15am - tee off times from 10:00am. Mini Auction and raffle held on the day. Click Here To Find Out More
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Join in with all the fun at Spectrum WASP with everything from creative workshops, sports and music to green outdoor space activities for all the family to enjoy!
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Whatever time or talents you can offer, the team at Spectrum WASP would love to have you join and support us.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Get the whole Family involved and receive fantastic support from Spectrum WASP.
Welcome to Spectrum WASP (We Are Special People)!
We are a registered charity (number: 1146664) formed to support Parents and Carers with Children/Young People on the autistic spectrum with Disabilities, Special and Additional Needs from ages 5 to 18 years. We provide a safe and welcoming space where Children/Young People can enjoy a wide range of activities and form new friendships.
There really is something for everyone and we are very proud to provide fully inclusive, warm and friendly atmosphere. Everyone is treated with respect and as an individual with a tailored plan to meet their personal needs. Both you and your Children/Young People are fully looked after and supported and there aren’t any activities or outings that we won’t do - we take great care of your Children/Young People and treat them like any other.
We have a monthly programme that’s full of activities for everyone to enjoy, including Parents/Carers’ meetings, coffee mornings, residential short breaks away, family days out, creative workshops, friendship groups, go karting, quad biking, swimming, gymnastics and more. You can take part in our talent show, enjoy a trip to the panto and have fun at our Christmas party. Not only that, but siblings and extended family are welcome too so no-one feels left out.
There’s always something going on and plenty to get involved with and we’d love to have you join us!
Why not explore our information on activities for Children/Young people, along with how Parents/Carers can benefit from support from people who understand. If you would like to support us by volunteering or donating, check out our Become a Volunteer and Fund Our Cause pages!
HOW IT WORKS
Come along to our meetings
Throughout the month we have coffee mornings and regular Parents/Carers evening meetings. (Term Time only – See Calendar for details) Come along and find out what we’re all about!
Join in with our activities
We run a wide range of activities, family day trips out and residential breaks away. We also provide workshops and training sessions for Parent/Carers throughout the year.
HAVE A QUESTION?
A: Give us a call or drop us an email. We are always happy to talk and listen to what you need. You can always come along to one of our meetings, where you will find a friendly and supportive crowd and a variety of things to join in with.
A: Most of our activities are open to siblings and parents/carers so no-one feels left out, and we also encourage extended family, so grandparents, aunts and uncles and other family members to join in and support you.
A: We have a small contribution for activities depending on what we are doing. We also look at discretionary contributions to support some of our Families.
ENJOY FULL SUPPORT AND LOTS OF FUN WITH SPECTRUM WASP
We would love to have you join us, so why not contact us today!
Up and Coming Activities
Weekly Football Sessions
Open to all registered families for Children/Young People 9-18yrs.
‘Indoor’ In The Sports Hall @ Joseph Whitaker Sports College, NG21 0AG. Meeting At 5:15PM To Start Prompt 5:25PM-6:25PM.
Tuesdays From 10th January 2023 – 7th February 2023
Starting back 21st February
For ALL Children/Young People...age 9-18yrs
Enjoy & Learn that NEW Instrument, from Guitar, Drum Kit, Keyboards, and Computers, Make your own Sounds/Music, Record, Soundtrack, Decks, Recording Studio, Singing, Writing your Own Music. @ The Old Library, Leeming St, Mansfield , NG18 1NG, (Next to The Palace Theatre)
Wednesdays From 11th January 2023– 8th February 2023
Starting back 22nd February 2023
We have some amazing opportunities coming up for us to Fundraise which will help sustain our activity program at Spectrum WASP.
We are looking for support from our Parents/Carers, Children/Young People and Siblings to attend these fundraisers alongside Sue/Jeni/Jess/Management Committee to ensure we continue to have as many successful events as possible.